The Government will invest $16 million of additional recurrent funding for Australia’sOrthodox Jewish dayschools.....(recognising) the unique circumstances and special needs of Orthodox Jewish Day schools.
For a number of Orthodox Jewish schools, the current schools funding formula, the Socio-Economic Status (SES) model, does not produce a fair result due to the fact that:
-Historical factors determine the location of synagogues. There is often no relationship between the socio-economic status of the area in which an Orthodox Jewish school is located and the financial capacity of parents whose children attend these schools;
-Orthodox Jewish dayschools take all students, irrespective of ability to pay; and
-Students attending these schools are often from large families, which makes paying even modest school fees a financial burden.